Accuracy in Media

This is funny when you think about it…Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts being rejected for being too condescending:

Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts are usually greeted with near-universal praise, but a recent attempt by the US billionaire to donate 100,000 chickens to impoverished countries has ruffled some feathers. The leftist government of Bolivia, one of the nations reportedly earmarked to receive the poultry, has refused the donation, describing Gates’ gift as “offensive.”

“He does not know Bolivia’s reality to think we are living 500 years ago, in the middle of the jungle not knowing how to produce,” said César Cocarico, Bolivia’s minister of land and rural development, according to the Financial Times. “Respectfully, he should stop talking about Bolivia, and once he knows more, apologize to us.”

Photo by UN SG’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance





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